THURSDAY: Steve Cochran, Bob Neese, Bert Jones, Albert Samuels

Hour 1

Steve Cochran - Director, Mississippi River Delta Restoration on BP and the Gulf Spill trial penalty phase.

BP is trying to get out of as  many fines as possible citing falling oil prices. Cochran says it's been clear from the start who is responsible for the Deepwater Horizon Disaster. He says based on the data available so far, there is no plausible way for BP to argue on a scientific basis that there is no lasting damage to the Gulf.

He adds BP does not have a good history when it comes to accidents. Cochran says the work of restoring the coast in Louisiana is enormous and will require decades of work. BP money will help us pay for it.

Bob Neese with the Louisiana Public Broadcasting is up next to talk about Louisiana Young Heroes Day. It's happening Monday, April 27, 2015. The Young Heroes will be treated to a day full of activities including lunch on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion. The day will culminate in a banquet that night at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge. Nominations are now open. For more information, call (800) 272-8161 or email

Hour 2

We talk #DeflateGate with #LSU's 1976 NFL MVP Bert Jones of the #Colts. Patriots coach Bill Belichick claims ignorance of deflated footballs and blames QB Tom Brady. Jones, who knows Belichick, says the Patriots deflated ball controversy is a big much to do about nothing. Jones says he's known the Pats coach since he was 23 and he was and still is very serious about football.

Then we close the show with Albert Samuels, Chair of the Political Science Department of Southern University, discusses general politics and the future of Governor Bobby Jindal.